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Delilah King Bennett 

Delilah King Bennett

October 13, 2020

 

Delilah King Bennett, 81, of Attapulgus, Ga., passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

The graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Roselawn Memory Gardens with Rev. David Grubbs officiating. Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are asked to maintain the recommended safe social distancing of six feet and/or wear protective masks in accordance with the State of Georgia guidelines.

Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Delilah King was born September 30, 1939 in Bainbridge, Ga., the daughter of James and Henrietta Cloud King. She married Jimmy Bennett and they made their home in Attapulgus. Lila worked as a seamstress at Williamson- Dickies and also as a substitute teacher. She was a member of West Street Baptist Church.

“Miss” Lila was a hoot. You never wondered where she stood of any subject from dog food to politics. She was old school, believing Gene Ragan’s Farm Report was the gospel and Gunsmoke was the only program worth watching on television. She enjoyed watching her birds and made sure the feeders were always filled. “Miss” Lila had a deep appreciation for veterans and law enforcement. She was a humble woman with a kind heart. If she loved you, she loved you big. If she didn’t, you probably didn’t know it.

Survivors include her children, Rickie & Paula Bennett of the Bethany Community, David & Shannon Bennett of Woodville, Fla., Vickie Whittaker, also of the Bethany Community, and Susan & Riley London of Attapulgus; her grandchildren, Ben & Kim, James, Kenny & Susan, Amanda, Zachary, Cliff & Britt, Chris & Connie Phillips, Brittany & Chris, Pace & Lauren, Darrel & Katie, and Jayson; her eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and her most loyal canine companion, Baby. In addition to her parents, Lila was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy L. Bennett; and her brothers, Benny Wayne King, Leonard E. King, Bill King, and Sam King.